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Fairfield High School for Girls Board of Trustees – 2021-2022

Governance

Trustees (Governors) play an important role at Fairfield High School for Girls.
The overall responsibility for the Governance of the school lies with the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees delegates a significant proportion of its responsibilities to the Academy’s Committees.
The Board of Trustees are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in our Academy. They play a vital role in ensuring that every pupil receives the best possible education and they set and safeguard an ethos of high expectations for everyone in the school community.
Our Board of Trustees come from a range of different backgrounds and each individual person brings different skills and expertise to the role.

Welcome from the Chair of the Trust Board – Mr. Roger Lingard

Dear Parents and Carers

As Chair of the Trust Board I am delighted to welcome all of our parents and carers to our website. I hope that you will find all the information you need here, but if not, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either the school or myself via school.

I am very proud of our school’s reputation and for the outstanding support our pupils receive.

Fairfield High School for Girls is a fully inclusive school and every pupil matters to us; with our excellent experienced staff and the facilities we have available within school I am confident in saying that your daughters could not be at a better school. Fairfield High School for Girls is a school where we recognise each pupil’s individual needs, talents and contributions.

As Chair of the Trust Board I am extremely proud of Fairfield High School for Girls and I promise you that we will do our very best to ensure that your daughters enjoy their time with us, are kept safe and achieve their full potential. I can guarantee that they will leave the school as responsible, respectful, educated, caring members of the community with values that are second to none. I look forward to meeting you in the near future at one of our events.

Your sincerely

Roger Lingard
Chair of the Trust Board

Scheme of Delegation Documents

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Members

Members have a limited but important role to play in safeguarding Academy Trust Governance. This is similar to the role of shareholders of a company limited by shares. They have a duty to ensure the Academy Trust meets its overarching objectives of advancing (for the public benefit) education in the United Kingdom. Members will also ensure that the school is governed in accordance with the culture, values and ethos of its unique history.

The Trust has five members and the majority are independent of the Board of Trustees:

Mrs. Sharman Birtles - Member
Date of Appointment 1st April 2021
Term of Office 4 Year Term
Appointed by The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests None
Reverend Philip Cooper - Member
Date of Appointment 1st April 2021
Term of Office 4 Year Term
Appointed by The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests None
Mr. Tom Doyle – Member
Date of Appointment 1st April 2021
Term of Office 4 Year Term
Appointed by The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests None
Mr. Roger Lingard – Member and Chair of the Trust Board
Date of Appointment 1st April 2021
Term of Office 4 Year Term
Appointed by The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests None
Mr. Peter Shackleton – Member and Vice Chair of the Trust Board
Date of Appointment 1st April 2021
Term of Office 4 Year Term
Appointed by The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests None

Roles and Responsibilities

Their main responsibilities are to:

• Sign the memorandum and articles of association and amend the articles of association   subject to any restrictions created by the funding agreement or charity law.
• Appoint and remove Members and Trustees.
• Appoint and remove the Auditors.
• Receive a copy of the Annual Accounts and Report.
• Ensure the success of the Trust.
• By special resolution, issue direction to the Trustees to take a specific action.
• Meet (usually once a year) at an Annual General Meeting similar to shareholders.
• Dissolve the Trust.

They do not, however, get involved with the day to day running of the school nor tell the Trustees how to run the Trust.

Members meet as required in accordance with their guardianship responsibilities but this must include an Annual General Meeting to receive the Board of Trustees Annual Report and to appoint the Auditors.

 

Trustees

Mr. Roger Lingard – Member and Chair of the Trust Board
Date of Appointment                             1st April 2021
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mr. Peter Shackleton – Member and Vice Chair of the Trust Board
Date of Appointment                             1st April 2021
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mrs. Barbara Derbyshire - Trustee
Date of Appointment                              1st April 2021
Term of Office                                         4 Year Term
Appointed by                                          The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests          None
Mr. Peter Ingham - Trustee
Date of Appointment                               25th January 2022
Term of Office                                         4 Year Term
Appointed by                                          The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests          None
Mrs. Lisa Richards - Trustee
Date of Appointment                               1st April 2021
Term of Office                                         4 Year
Term Appointed by                                  The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests          Vice Principal of Ashton Sixth Form College
Mrs. Lorna Stafford - Trustee
Date of Appointment                              22nd March 2022
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mr. Rob Taylor - Trustee
Date of Appointment                              22nd March 2022
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mrs. Bev Worthington - Trustee
Date of Appointment                              1st April 2021
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         The Trust Board Members
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mrs. Annie An – Parent Trustee
Date of Appointment                             25th January 2022
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                         Parent and Carer Elected
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None
Mr. Helgi Kristjánsson – Parent Trustee
Date of Appointment                              25th January 2022
Term of Office                                        4 Year Term
Appointed by                                          Parent and Carer Elected
Business and Pecuniary Interests         None

Staff Representatives

Mrs. Lynne Cheetham - Support Staff Representative
Date of Appointment                            25th January 2022
Term of Office                                      4 Year Term
Appointed by                                       Support Staff Elected
Business and Pecuniary Interests       None
Mr. Matthew Knowles - Teaching Staff Representative                       
Date of Appointment                            25th January 2022
Term of Office                                      4 Year Term
Appointed by                                       Teaching Staff Elected
Business and Pecuniary Interests       None

Attendees at Meetings

Mrs. Julie Murphy - Governance Professional and Company Secretary
Business and Pecuniary Interests                    None
Mrs. Stephanie Bateman - Accounting Officer and Headteacher
Business and Pecuniary Interests                    None
Mrs. Jan Herbertson - Chief Financial Officer and School Business Manager
Business and Pecuniary Interests
   
Sister-in-Law is an employee of the school as an Administration Assistant/Librarian
Miss Fiona Lealman - Deputy Headteacher
Business and Pecuniary Interests                    None
 

 

"The Trust Board offers both challenge and support and is

steadfast in ensuring that all students are safe, learn and

achieve exceptionally well while at the school."

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